REHABILITATION ASSISTANTApply Now Job ID 1467281 Date posted 11/07/2020
Community :WILLIAMS LAKE
Facility :CARIBOO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Interior Health’s Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) invites applications for the role of Rehabilitation Assistant. CMH is looking for a knowledgeable Rehabilitation Assistants with experience in carrying out rehabilitative treatment plans and programs and assisting a Therapist in monitoring and evaluating patients/residents’ progression.
CMH is a community level hospital in Williams Lake with 28 inpatient beds, this hospital offers ER, ICU, OR, med-surg, and obstetrical units. Residential beds are embedded within med-surg unit on second floor of hospital. As a member of the CMH multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, you will carry out designated components of a rehabilitative treatment plan and/or program as directed by an Occupational Therapist or a Physiotherapist, such as strengthening, range of motion (ROM), ambulation training, self-care activities, life skills, work simulation, seating, and positioning.
Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader you will draw upon your ability contribute to the overall evaluation of the client identifying and reporting verbally or in writing observable social, emotional, cognitive, physical and functional factors which might impact the client’s therapeutic program and progress. In this role the Rehabilitation Assistant demonstrates the techniques of activities to clients as directed by the Therapist, such as the use of prescribed treatment/adaptive devices (i.e. splints, wheelchairs, walkers, modified eating utensils, work simulation tools, and other equipment as required).
Shifts will be available on an short-notice on-call bases and/or blocks of shifts pre-scheduled to relieve leaves of absences. Shifts may also be available in nearby Deni House, a long term care facility adjacent to CMH. Work, when offered, will be during the Day (08:00 to 16:00 hours, 07:30 to 15:30 hours). Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual employees receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, there is option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.
Community Profile: Williams Lake is located in the heart of the Cariboo Chilcotin. As the largest and fastest growing city in the area, it serves as a business, industrial, and service hub for outlying communities. The surrounding pristine wilderness provides an unlimited playground, while the convenience of city living is just outside your door. Home to the famous Williams Lake Stampede, rodeo enthusiasts and community members come together for a fun-filled family event every summer. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts are drawn to the area's natural amenities. World-class mountain bike trails, miles of hiking and skiing terrain, and hundreds of lakes fit for kayaking, rafting, boating, fishing, and camping make Williams Lake one of B.C.'s last true wilderness escapes.
Education, Training and Experience:
• Completion of a recognized, two-year Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma Program.
• Valid Driver’s License as required.
Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal and would like assistance with tips on resume and cover letter writing, the Interior Health application process, or interview readiness, send us your query via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to reach an Employment Advisor.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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